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We all know that the GOP in Congress is the party of not-conservative. They state they are and turn right around and do things to aid liberal convictions. The Tea Party members of the GOP (who are more true conservatives) are shutdown and ridiculed at every turn by the GOP as a whole. Since the GOP was always associated as the party of conservatism, what happened? I know that over the years I have butt heads with hundreds of people on this subject of “the party”. What I hear most of all is that the GOP needs to win at all costs. This means to me that you trash principles and only field “winnable” candidates so as to have an “R” in some political seat. But what does that do for the people? We have R’s on the LCBOS and most of them could be Dems and you would never know the difference. I made that distinction before they were even elected. No, the GOP is NOT the party or voice of conservatism as is plainly obvious today.

Moving forward, in the news is the appointment of Shaun Kenney of Bearing Drift to executive director of the RPV. Don’t now the guy. I understand that he has made statements in February that “nativists” need to be purged from the party, and I know where that comes from and who it is directed to. But why say that? It is true that the GOP is looking to enhance its rank and file with a new breed of Republican ( opening more doors for homosexuals, Latinos, independents and women) that, supposedly, were somehow shunned from the party. And how that is done is to show these groups that you are flexible and believe in their causes. So every time the Dems come up with a trumped up issue, the GOP needs to counter with their own form on the trumped up issue. But where does law and Constitution fit in all this? We have laws to be obeyed or we change them when the majority of citizens want that. Same with the Constitution. Until that time, you don’t just arbitrarily ignore those laws because you don’t like or believe in them and you don’t ignore them to help affect change, but rather abide and enforce them UNTIL that change is made. So what gives on this statement about purging nativists from the party? Are they nativists because they hold to enforcing the law and Constitution?

The issue is immigration. No one of sane mind will ever hold someone accountable for just LISTENING, especially if it is part of your job description. I just wish that more people would do some listening as it is a skill necessary to have dialogue. You don’t need to agree with what is said but you do need to understand (from the speakers viewpoint). Conversely, a sane person will hold you accountable for what comes out of your mouth, and rightly so. The GOP wants to grow. Immigration is a hotly contested issue and favors the Dems with this voting block. Even if the GOP promises the world, if there is no “free” involved, the GOP gets nothing. Nada. Zilch. Let’s suppose, hypothetically, that they do get something. At what cost and to whom? Should we just have open borders and open the flood gates so that established citizens are left out in the cold and lose their American dream that they have worked so hard for, following,the rules and paying,their dues?

Which brings me forward to this: last night I was at a church in the area. The place was slammed with people and there were two buses in the parking lot. There was a meeting going on inside for this group, as churches often have various meetings for different things. What bothered me about this were the buses, decorated with this bold statement: “Immigration Reform and Amnesty Now”. Oops. So reforming immigration laws, which do need to be changed to obtain the brightest and necessary talent, is tied to amnesty. This is a progressive argument. When someone like the GOP talks about being for immigration reform, is that really the whole story? Is it being sought with amnesty, on the backs of all American citizens? Can you have one without the other? What about those laws and the Constitution that spell this out? Then again, where have all the conservatives in the GOP gone? Who’s party is it anyway?

Feinstein and the Senate Intelligence Committee. That is what you call an oxymoron, headed by a useless moron. Since she believes she is being spied upon by the CIA, she is going after 10 year old (or older) documents on torture that the CIA did. And of course Reid, Pelosi and a litany of other morons are jumping on the bandwagon. Here’s what is going on. Now this is what you call diversion. We have too many important things yet to be resolved but nothing is more important than something we STOPPED doing many years ago.

So waterboarding and nudity is torture. I mean, it isn’t like pulling out fingernails or electric shock to the testicles or whippings and beatings. But if you want to look at torture, think about: the kid in his car with the stereo on full blast or Reid, Obama, Biden, Pelosi…..all those irrational politicians opening their mouths and blathering BS or a parent taking away car keys or an iPhone from their kids or only eating school lunch or Brittany Spears or……me having to read the inane statements from progs on this blog. Was there REALLY torture done here by the CIA? Do we REALLY care now? And Feinstein wants these documents whole and not redacted. Bwahahahaha!!! No hypocrisy there, right? Why doesn’t she just go after the CIA for Benghazi? More benefits can be had there but this is just another circus of revenge and distraction. LOOK! A squirrel!!!

I guess when you feel emboldened from “others” in high office getting away with murder, you just feel you can do it also. Oops! I have some catching news for you and just wonder how it will be treated by those liberal cronies that always want to blame Repubs ( not that there aren’t Repubs just as bad).

First we look at State Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco notoriety (San Fran can pick them, can’t they?). Corruption and gang relations. And no one knew because he is such a nice guy and good politician. To whom, I wonder.

Then you have the mayor of Charlotte, Patrick Cannon. He was arrested on…….corruption charges. Like his Ca. buddy, he too is a nice guy where no one saw this coming and wish him the best. One of his charges stems from a free trip to Vegas with cash involved.

Speaking of Vegas, Senate Leader Harry Reid was caught once again with mis-management of campaign contributions. I think we can all agree that this is no less corruption in and of itself, as Dems are howling over Bob McDonnell. Then again, this is nothing new for Reid who has been playing the corruption game for years.

I wish these guys the best also……the best lawyers, then the best maximum sentence, and the best “playmates” (bubbas) in prison. We’ll see who escapes what and which rugs get the sweeping under. This stuff just makes my day. I would love to see a crooked politician from any party arrested at least one each day. That would be cleaning house. Hey, another reality TV show with people playing themselves. I’d watch for sure.

I am a bit perplexed over what just happened in the House. Trey Gowdy R-SC just introduced a bill called “Enforce The Law Act” which would make the Executive Branch enforce any laws passed by Congress. But the Constitution already has that provision so the Act seems redundant. What is at issue here is that the Executive Branch and its legal arm, the Justice Department, are not abiding by those Constitutional mandates. So if you have an idiot that knows nothing about Constitutional law, who has a pen and a phone to change/eliminate anything he pleases, and no one is suing him on these grievous breeches of the Constitution, how will this law be any different?

Now supposedly the Act that was passed will allow a suit to expedite through the courts. I thought judges and courts had their own agenda? I surely have no trust in the Judicial Branch. And why would it be a suit? Is there some compensatory outcome involved? I would think it a criminal action and adjudicated as such. But when you read the article, a few Democrats voted for the Act along with the Republicans. Huh? You mean that this Act, with established basis in the Constitution, wasn’t voted UNANIMOUS? That tells me that not only is there a problem in the Executive and Judicial branches but also in the Legislative Branch as well. Either we are failing our children in school by NOT spending and dedicating enough time to the Constitution and its understanding or there is such a prevalent nature of lawlessness in politics that it has become as common place as putting shoes on your feet. Or both.

We are constantly being informed/told/reminded that we are a “civilized” society. That word alone has caused the lawless to take advantage of the masses with impunity, in my mind. I hear always that we can “vote these people out” and the ballot box is our weapon. Unfortunately this doesn’t seem to be the case since there are too many stupid voters who refuse to be informed or understand the rule of law. These “voters” work on the premise of “me” and “free” for the most part when they cast there votes. Some vote on color. How does this benefit “all”? It doesn’t. Term limits are a good start but far more is necessary. Harsh consequences need to be instilled on those holding office so that there will always be pause before someone seeks office. Me, personally; I am not averse to immediate extrication from office with a good public beating in the town square. But that is just me. I grew up with the understanding of how viable consequences are in all aspects of life–especially when it affects the nation and it’s citizens as a whole. Otherwise, show me a rational for having laws at all.

Ever heard the statement: It’s my ball so we play by my rules! This is my blog and we play by my rules, which means that other than outting a person or useless, vulgar diatribe, anything goes…….including offending someone’s beliefs. I don’t censor you. You don’t censor others, and so on. Notice how the censors have backed off on the “bad word” bleeps on some communications? Coming of the times I guess. Do I like censorship? Nope. Is there offensive language being spoke? Yup. My option is to turn the dial or channel so that I don’t have to listen if I don’t want to. Self-censorship. Works great. The government makes the censoring criteria and they love to use it to stifle their foes (or as one dictator states–their enemies….politically speaking I hope). They are trying to force a study to make sure that important issues are being covered; minorities and other areas of the population are being addressed; things are pertinent for the times; blah, blah, blah. New censorship. Oh, just forget about that Fairness Act thingamabob because it is only a law and laws are meant to be ignored with this administration. What? It isn’t going thru now and has been put on the back burner? It wasn’t eliminated, was it? Back burner for a later date to rear it’s ugly head once again. Think about this part being the overture for a movie because the meat is coming up now.

People are just plain burned out over the time and expenses for studies (and George Soros was pushing this newsroom study. No false premise there). Who cares how frogs fornicate; why snails slime everything; or how many progs it takes to screw up a lightbulb. But things are done in baby steps and tend to slip by those who are aloof (or on their favorite drug of choice). Let’s take the new censorship on the scene and it’s penalty. The NFL will outlaw the “n word” and give a 15 yard penalty for its use. Nut job? Nincompoop? I guess the n word they are talking about is either nigger or nigga or both. Three quarters of the NFL is Negro and they own the word and use it on themselves all the time. Who is being offended? Can a Negro be racist if he calls another Negro a nigger? Doesn’t make much sense to me. I never hear it or see it on TV games but it must have put a burr in someone’s briefs. Now what I have heard all too often (and seen it mouthed) are the words “shit” and “fuck” but that doesn’t seem to offend anyone. I would consider whitey, cracker and honky to be racist but no one is going after them either. To me, they are just words. I am neither shocked nor offended by them. My mother always told me that ” sticks and stones may break my bones but names would never hurt me”. She was a wise and tradition based lady. My point is that this is a stepping stone to censorship. The NFL will jump right on board to show they aren’t racist. So how can we make them show that cursing in general is an affront? Guess it isn’t important at this juncture. Oh. Almost forgot. Do you know what is as important at this juncture? Jeff Daniels wants to know why the NFL isn’t doing anything about the name “Redskins” also. Those Salem Witch trials that showed the ignorance of religion. Watch what ignorance does with CensorGate. Coming to a media near you soon!

Of course as many of you have heard, our new Attorney General, Mark Herring,  has announced that he will work to overturn the Virginia state law banning same sex marriages.

I have stated here on this board in the comments that I feel that rather than the states continuing to attempt to define “marriage” (which is becoming more legally amorphous) they should simply get out of the business of “marriage” altogether and allow individual couples or even groups to define it for themselves, according to their religion and whatever god they believe in (or don’t believe in). The states should only concern themselves with the contracts between the parties for the purpose of distributing property in the event of the death of one or both parties and/or dissolution of the contract (i.e., “divorce”).

Same sex marriage will at some point (probably relatively soon) be declared to be legal in all 50 states via incorporation. The next legal challenge will be polyamory, and using the same logic as gay marriage, I foresee no legal restriction on that either. Traditional marriage advocates can scream all they want about the issue, but the toothpaste can not be put back into the tube. So the best way to move forward is for the state to get out of the business of blessing marriages.

Now it appears that a state lawmaker in Oklahoma is proposing a bill to do just that. This first round will probably not be successful, but I predict that it will happen – probably in a Southern state – after some national debate on the matter. Once it happens in one state, many others will follow suit.

I am amazed that the ACLU rep, quoted in the article actually disagreed with this potential proposal. That is strange because it seems like a win-win to me. Those who want to define marriage as they see fit (same sex, polygamous, polyandrous, or whatever) can do so while those with traditional views on marriage can also continue to preach what they believe as well. Both can follow their own beliefs without the blessing or the curse of the government. Private differences will no longer be policy disputes and no one is enforcing their moral views on the other.

It’s the only way forward.

So we have a state election for the top candidates and the zombies (that would be mindless/low information voters) elect 2.5 sleazy candidates. McAwful was right up front on his socialist intentions. Herring made assertions to pander to a select voting block. He informed that block that he would work to CHANGE the law (a constitutional amendment). Unfortunately, instead of doing it the legal way and upholding his newly sworn oath as the chief law guru for the state, he pulls a Holder and gets to decide what he will and will not enforce. Check it out. So he lied to reach his position. Now he is refusing to do his job. Perfect.

And meanwhile, the lefties are all about ruining their enemies’ lives, like what they are doing to McDonnell. Unfortunately, what McDonnell did was not against the law in Virginia. Who else do we know who got hung for NO wrong doing. I’m not saying that it doesn’t appear personally unethical, but that doesn’t make it a crime. Just change the rules. The lefties know this and that is why there is a FEDERAL indictment, where there is no jurisdiction. Sound familiar still? Well, aside your personal feelings on this, is this any worse than these clowns? I mean really, what’s the stink? Hmmmm?